Sunday, July 6, 2008

Who do you give your money to?

July 5, 2008

When you donate your money to a church, who do you give it to? Do you give it to a man? If you do, you are giving it to the wrong place or person. It might be helpful to look at today's verses.

2 Kings 12:10-12 ESV
(10) And whenever they saw that there was much money in the chest, the king's secretary and the high priest came up and they bagged and counted the money that was found in the house of the LORD.
(11) Then they would give the money that was weighed out into the hands of the workmen who had the oversight of the house of the LORD. And they paid it out to the carpenters and the builders who worked on the house of the LORD,
(12) and to the masons and the stonecutters, as well as to buy timber and quarried stone for making repairs on the house of the LORD, and for any outlay for the repairs of the house.

Until this time, when an offering was made to God, the priest would take it. Jehodican wanted to fix the temple so he made sure that the money that came from the people went to where it was supposed to go, God. The people put the money in the chest and God's temple got repaired, in other words, God got it.

So it is with you. Your offerings, they may be put in an offering plate that passes you on a Sunday. Or you may mail them to a favorite minister of yours. The reality is that it is going in a box, and the box is for God.


2 Kings 12:1-13:25, 2 Chronicles 24:1-27

2 Kings 14:1-29, 2 Chronicles 25:1-28

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